Celebrate Earth Science Week With Us!
Visit our museum Friday, Oct. 19 and celebrate the first ever Geologic Map Day with us. Geologic Map Day is being held during Earth Science Week. Gov. Jay Nixon declared the week of Oct. 14 through Oct. 20 as Earth Science Week 2012 to bring awareness to the fact that earth sciences are fundamental to the health, safety and welfare of all Missourians.
“Discovering Careers in the Earth Sciences” was selected by the American Geosciences Institute as the theme of Earth Science Week 2012 to boost awareness about the geosciences and the many exciting career and job opportunities in the field. Through careers in geology, geophysics, oceanography, hydrology, paleontology, earth science education and many other fields, they enhance our understanding of Earth processes and improve the quality of human life.
Learn about the diverse geology in Missouri. Click on the map above to see, print or download eight maps we are highlighting during Earth Science Week.
Geologic Map Day is designed to promote awareness of the study, uses, importance of geologic mapping for education, science, business, and a variety of public policy concerns. Geologic maps are important for education, science, business, and a variety of other public policy concerns. Geologic Map Day will focus the attention of students, teachers, and the general public on the study, uses, and significance of these tools, by engaging audiences through educational activities, print materials, online resources, and public outreach opportunities.
Our geologist produce maps that provide a baseline for data related to energy resources, mineral resources, natural hazards, water resources, soil conservation and climate science. Virtually all mineral, energy, water, industrial construction, public works and urban development projects can benefit from a geologic map. Be sure to see some of the geologic maps on our website. Visit this website to view, download and print them.
Located at 111 Fairgrounds Road, in Rolla, the Edward L. Clark Museum of Missouri Geology is open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is always free. Learn more about our museum, careers in geology, fossils, geology, and other special events to be held during Earch Science Week and watch this cool video about careers in the field of geology.